Black Hole doing it’s thing

This black hole is five times the mass of our Sun, and it’s getting bigger all the time, thanks to a normal star that has the colossally bad luck of being the black hole’s partner in a binary star system.

This particular star system is what’s known as an X-ray binary system, which is any system where a normal star is paired with either a neutron star or a black hole. We’ve discovered about 5,000 of these systems in our galaxy, but this system, classified XTE J1859+226, is one of just twenty that has a black hole.

Sometimes you just have bad luck!


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